This collection contains the most important separate opinions of Judge
Loukis Loucaides, member of the European Court of Human Rights from 1998 until 2008. It collates a decade of disagreement with the Court's judgments by a judge with strong moral convictions about the interpretation of the Convention. His opinions were largely inspired by the legal principles he was dedicated to serving. Separate opinions offer valuable insight into different trends and schools of thought that inevitably influence the development of the Court’s case-law. Always eager, as he liked to say, “to call a spade a spade”.
Judge Loucaides' opinions reflect his unfettered commitment to human rights and make for interesting reading.
Curriculum vitae of Judge Loukis Loucaides; Editors’preface:
Andante energico to
Presto furioso; Les opinions séparées de Loukis Loucaides, by
Jean-Paul Costa ; Defending Human Rights with Rigour: Loukis Loucaides as a Commissioner and a Judge, by
Christos L. Rozakis; A Man of Quality, by
Sir Nicolas Bratza; La présence de Loukis Loucaides à Strasbourg : le temps de la Commission, by
Michele De Salvia ; I. Human Rights and International Law; II. Non-Qualified Rights ; III. Right to Liberty and Security ; IV. The Notion of Fair Trial and Its Implications; V. Private and Family Life; VI. Freedom of Expression; VII. Non-Discrimination; VIII. Other Issues; Table of Judgments; Index.
All those interested in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights